The 32-page report, “Assessment in schools: Fit for purpose? A commentary by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme,” recently published in England, is accessible on-line at http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/assessment.pdf.

The report, authored by members of the Assessment Reform Group, is a strong challenge to the over-use and mis-use of large-scale standardized tests. The report outlines three widely-held ‘misunderstandings’ about assessment:

* That test scores can be completely accurate (with claims that 30% of English students were placed on wrong levels in the Year 2000 national curriculum tests)

* That short tests can validly capture multi-faceted areas such as writing

Finding MIT CogNet titles just got easier. Over five hundred (hey, 501 is greater than 500) records for CogNet ebook titles have been added to the UBC Library Catalogue. Take a look at this list of titles.

K2400 .M854 2007 (LC)
Permanent Court of Arbitration, ed., Multiple Party Actions in International Arbitration: Consent, Procedure and Enforcement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3242 .S965 2008 (LC)
Kristin Henrard & Robert Dunbar, eds., Synergies in Minority Protection: European and International Law Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

K3485 .T36 2008 (LC)
Yoshifumi Tanaka, A Dual Approach to Ocean Governance: The Cases of Zonal and Integrated Management in International Law of the Sea (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2008).

KD2139 .F558 2009 (LC)
Vanessa Finch, Corporate Insolvency Law: Perspectives and Principles ,2d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

KE3788 .R63 2009 (L)
Nora Rock, Recreation Services: Law and Risk Management (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2009).

KF905.C6 P7535 (LC)
American Law Institute, Principles of the Law of Software Contracts: Proposed Final Draft (Philadelphia: American Law Institute, 2009).

KF1286 .R47 (LC)
American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third, torts – Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm: Tentative Draft No. 6 (Philadelphia: Executive Office, American Law Institute, 2009).

KF1388 .P752 (LC)
American Law Institute, Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations: Tentative Draft No. 2 (Philadelphia: Executive Office, American Law Institute, 2009).

KF3319 .R475 (LC)
American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Third: Employment Law: Tentative Draft No. 2 (Philadelphia: Executive Office, American Law Institute, 2009).

KF8890 .P756 (LC)
American Law Institute, Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation: Proposed Final Draft (Philadelphia: American Law Institute, 2009).

KF9685 .M364 2007 (LC)
American Law Institute, Model Penal Code, Sentencing: Tentative Draft No. 1 (April 9, 2007) (Philadelphia: Executive Office, American Law Institute, 2009).

KJE2451 .E976 2009 (LC)
Michael Gold, Andreas Nikolopoulos & Norbert Kluge, eds., The European Company Statute: A New Approach to Corporate Governance (Oxford: P. Lang, 2009).

KZ1302.3 .L36 2009
Jeffrey S. Lantis, The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KZ6311 .K59 2008
Jann K. Kleffner, Complementarity in the Rome Statute and National Criminal Jurisdictions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.

From the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s website:

“More Than 35 Million People Have Dementia Worldwide, According to New Report

Global community promoting importance of early diagnosis

September 21, 2009 — Startling new statistics on the worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are being released today as countries across the globe join together in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day.

According to the World Alzheimer Report, released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide will be living with dementia in 2010. This is a 10 per cent increase over previous global dementia prevalence reported in 2005 in The Lancet. According to the new report, dementia prevalence will nearly double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050. “

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